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Miracles Do Sometimes Happen

Hannukah begins today at sunset:

In 175 BCE, Antiochus IV Epiphanes gained control of Judea. He outlawed the Jewish religion, and in 167 BCE went so far as to desecrate the Holy Temple by having an altar to Zeus placed there and ordering pigs to be sacrificed …  A rebellion was led by the Jewish priest Mattityahu and his five sons, one of whom, Judah Maccabee, took over the rebellion after his father died.

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Twice a month, a new open thread is posted for students and parents to publicly comment on any aspect of the class. You can ask me questions, provide updates, crowdsource ideas for projects, or just chat with each other. 100 more words

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